Coney Island’s Boardwalk Garden — a community growing space — could disappear if Borough President Markowitz’s plan to convert the neighboring Childs Building into an amphitheater goes through. Comments (1).
Brooklyn’s most patriotic neighborhood rang in the 237th anniversary of America’s birth with its sixth annual Fourth of July picnic in Shore Road Park. See our slideshow for all the patriotic fun. Comment.
Fifteen protestors, including Councilman Steve Levin and Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio, were arrested July 10 for disorderly conduct at a midtown Manhattan rally to save Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital. Comment.
The Nets’ blockbuster trade with the Boston Celtics will likely help the team’s chances of bringing an NBA championship to Brooklyn right now, but could seriously damage the organization’s prospects over the longer term. Comment.
Councilman Michael Nelson revoked $1.1 million from a Manhattan Beach retirement home after watching it stagnate for four years, and reallocated it, plus additional funds, for a total of $1,816,000 to Sandy-wrecked Coney Island Hospital so that it can purchase heavy-duty medical equipment and make other improvements. Comment.
Luna Park, which operates the iconic Cyclone roller coaster, was closed late July 2 and will remain closed until Independence Day morning — and possibly longer — as crews inspect and seek to stabilize the defunct Astro Tower. Comment.